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Poster: tambora Date: Aug 15, 2004 3:25am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 'It's a Wonderful Life' public domain?

Not successful? Maybe not monetarily, but it did get nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Incidentially, "The Best Years of Our Lives," William Wyler's masterpiece, won that year, and it also received 7 other Academy Awards, three of which were to actors. Perhaps time has favored "It's a Wonderful Life," but "The Best Years of Our Lives" is a fantastic movie as well and deserved all of its awards.

If "It's a Wonderful Life" is in Public Domain, then why does only one network show it every Christmas? I'm pretty sure NBC (maybe CBS) snatched up the rights to it, and that's why nobody else, not even Turner Classic Movies, ever gets to show it.